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Chris Miller
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Member Since
March 21, 2012
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5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

ACBL Tournament director; chief director and club manager of the Washington Bridge League weekly Unit Game. Capable of occasional flashes of competence as a player.

In the real world, a retired software engineer with a past life teaching computer science in UK universities

All views expressed in my posts, except when otherwise stated or when presented as direct quotes from ACBL published policies and regulations, are my own. They are not reviewed or approved by the ACBL.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making a grand slam on an endplay
Regular Bridge Partners
Kevin Barnes, GIB
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Washington Bridge League
BBO Username
chrism
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Director Problem
15 B 2: the board should have been completed by the pairs who originally say down to play it; the pair deprived of their rightful opportunity to play the board get an artificial adjusted score. ... [i]If, after the commencement of the auction period, the Director discovers that a contestant ...
What is a ‘convention’?
A convention is not necessarily a single call, but rather an agreed meaning for a collection and/or sequence of calls, some of which may be natural. Consider for example "Bergen Raise", defining the meaning of several responses to one of a major, "Kickback RKC Blackwood", defining multiple responses and ...
Another Game Won by Alpha
Yes and no. The computational horizon tends to be much closer with hidden information, leading to far fewer positions where either a fixed outcome or a clear heuristic evaluation can be reached.
Putting it to You
I rarely take issue with Kit, let alone give voice to my concern. However, I quibble with the description of a 4 response as "To play, not necessarily preemptive". Of course it is preemptive; that is the whole point of the wide-ranging immediate raise to game. We give up ...
How would you change your system?
"I had an eight-card spade suit. Unfortunately the remaining spades were divided 3-2 between the opponents so I could never introduce it during the auction".
How do you rule?
If this was a Swiss Pairs event, is it not IMP scoring?
How do you rule?
While it seems that the 1NT agreement deserves an alert, the 3 call showing extra values in support of diamonds seems entirely unsurprising. Replace West's Q with a small spade for a boring 2434 13-count and 3NT is still cold, so South's double "on the auction" is ...
Poker anyone?
My favorite was claiming the last tricks with Three Kings at the last club game before Christmas
A question on the laws
Opening leader is required to lead a spade after partner's lead out of turn. He fails to do so despite having one. That is a revoke.
Web Movement?
Right; it just results in the bumping pair playing twice (or more!) against the stationary EW at the party table.
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